The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 82 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.23% 1.13% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.21% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £266
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1497 988 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.12% 93.12% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 674 443
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.20 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -54.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.80 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
3 17 (58.62%) ITIL
3 17 (58.62%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) CRM
5 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
6 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
7 7 (24.14%) IIS
7 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
9 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Document Management
9 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Workflow
9 5 (17.24%) ODBC
10 4 (13.79%) Ant
10 4 (13.79%) PVCS
10 4 (13.79%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (13.79%) J2EE
10 4 (13.79%) Java

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (31.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Ant
1 4 (13.79%) PVCS
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
1 4 (13.79%) Maven
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) ODBC
1 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
2 4 (13.79%) Spring
2 4 (13.79%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) WSDL
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) CRM
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Workflow
3 5 (17.24%) Document Management
3 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) System Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.34%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) ITSM
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Practice Management
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
3 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) VB6
6 2 (6.90%) VB
6 2 (6.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) OpenView
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (13.79%) Sun
3 4 (13.79%) Splunk
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) VMware